Bransford Blast

January 10, 2016

LEAD 2021: Technology Integration

LEAD 2021: VI. Technology Strategy: We will integrate technology, including student mobile wireless computing devices, into every aspect of the student academic experience to accomplish the GCISD mission and strategic objectives. & IV. Communication Strategy: We will create a plan that customizes communication methods and messages for students, parents, teachers, administration, and community to communicate and support the GCISD mission and strategic objectives.

On Thursday, January 21 after the 6:30 p.m. PTA meeting, parents are been invite to learn about technology being used in classrooms. Before parents are dismissed to classrooms, a short presentation on the district philosophy on technology usage in the classroom will be shared. The purpose of this short event is to share WHAT technology we are using, the process for using it. This night will not include the sharing of student work or products (this will occur at open house is March 3). We hope to see each of you at parent technology night as we share with you a few of the resources currently being used in your student's specific classrooms.

Texas Academic Performance Report

Click here find our 2014-2015 Texas Academic Performance Report. Click here to find a copy of our 2015 Accountability Summary . These reports culminate our student and staff demographics, accountability and academic performance, as well as our state accountability rating for the 2014-2015 school year. Campus report cards are now available here.

Tuition Based Pre-K

In an effort to continually serve the families of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, the district is investigating the feasibility of a tuition-based Pre-K program, beginning in the Fall of 2016. Those families who have a child who will be four-years old, on or before September 1, 2016, may participate in the program, depending on community interest.

As with any of the district’s special programs, families must enter into a lottery to be selected. If there is enough interest in the tuition-based program, then the lottery will be held for spots at pre-determined campuses. The proposed site locations are Bear Creek Elementary, Bransford Elementary, Colleyville Elementary and OC Taylor Elementary. These campuses were selected based on current and projected student enrollment and building capacity.

Families who are interested in learning more about the tuition-based Pre-K program are invited to attend the GCISD Special Programs Expo on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Cross Timbers Middle School at 6 p.m. At the Expo, district representatives will be available to answer questions about the proposed program. If you would like more information about the proposed tuition-based Pre-K program, click here.

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Looking Ahead...

Wednesday, January 13

First Fitness Force of 2016

Thursday, January 14

Spelling Bee

Friday, January 15

BES Spirit Day: Wear a BES Shirt or Red, White, and Blue

Monday, January 18

Student & Staff Holiday

Tuesday, January 19

CEC 3:10 p.m.

Bullying Training for Parents 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 21

PTA and Parent Tech Night 6:30 p.m.

Friday, January 22

BES Spirit Day: Wear a BES Shirt or Red, White, and Blue

Friday, January 29

BES Spirit Day: Wear a BES Shirt or Red, White, and Blue

Monday, February 1

Kendra Scott Spirit Night 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Kendra Scott Store in Southlake 20% of Proceeds Benefit BES!

Friday, February 5

District Wear Red Day for Heart Health

Wednesday, February 10

Play It Safe Presentations for All Students

Friday, February 12

Jump Rope for Heart

Valentine's Parties 1:45 - 2:45

Spirit Day

Monday, February 15

Student Holiday, Staff Professional Learning Day

Tuesday, February 16

GCISD Special Programs Expo 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 17

Student Led Conferences, 11:45 a.m. Dismissal

Thursday, February 18

Student Led Conferences, 11:45 a.m. Dismissal

Friday, February 19

Sock Hop 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.